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Mr. Isom from Tuscumbia MO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Being Innovative with Pi

Help me give my students Raspberry Pi 3B+ starter kits and an applications kit and a Raspberry Pi Zero.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a small, rural community whose primary industry is livestock farming. Many of the students' families are only able to continue farming because one or both parents have jobs off the farm, in one of the nearby towns.

Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity, not a threat-Steve Jobs.

Unfortunately, many of my students see change as something that happens to them. I would like to help them see the opportunities that accompany that change.

My Project

Using Raspberry Pi, single board computers, and accessories, students will learn the coding and electronics required to replicate and understand the modern technology behind products like Google Home.

Students will construct and program a smart light switch that they can control from a computer or phone.

Then students will learn how to construct and operate an web enabled thermostat for their classroom, before coming up with their own applications to develop.

By applying what they have learned in other classes, students will have more control and a better understanding of the technology they use daily and prepare them for a career in STEM.

Mr. Isom
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Starter Kit (32 GB EVO+ Edition, Premium Black Case) • Amazon Business $79.99 5 $399.95
Freenove Ultimate Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi | Beginner Learning | Model 3B+ 3B 2B 1B+ 1A+ Zero W | Python, C, Java, Processing | 57 Projects, 401 Pages Detailed Tutorials, 220+ Components • Amazon Business $49.95 1 $49.95
Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3 Development Board - Camera Ready • Amazon Business $20.23 1 $20.23

Materials cost

$470.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.50

Total project goal

$596.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.68

7 Donors

-$381.69

Donations toward project cost

-$332.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.45

Matching donations from our partners

-$205.84

Match offers toward project cost

-$174.96

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.18

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$0.00

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